Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves Baseball Betting Tips 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Mike Soroka
SunTrust Park is the venue where Ronald Acuna Jr and the Atlanta Braves (88-54, 1st in NL East) will take on the Washington Nationals (78-62, 2nd in NL East) on Sunday. The Braves open this contest at +105 while the Nationals are coming in at -115. The over/under opens at 8.5.
The Nationals have been a very good choice for wagerers, having gone 78-62-0 SU. The Braves are covering 62.0% of the time, going 88-54-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a hot and cold Under choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 66-66-8.
The Nationals are covering 52.9% of the time as the visitor, having gone 37-33-0 straight up.
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta covers 63.0% of the time at SunTrust Park, going 46-27-0 SU.
The Braves have been a hot and cold Under choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 67-68-7.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
9/6/2019 Adrian Sanchez 3B Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/6/2019 Joe Ross RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/6/2019 Adam Eaton RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/5/2019 Roenis Elias RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/4/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/30/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/29/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
9/5/2019 Alex Jackson C Knee Out for the season
8/24/2019 Grant Dayton RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/19/2019 Jacob Webb RP Elbow Out for the season
8/17/2019 Ender Inciarte CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
7/27/2019 Nick Markakis RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 78-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 9-5 record with an earned run average of 2.60 and a WHIP of 1.02 this season. He has 207 strikeouts over his 148.2 innings pitched and he's given up 123 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.75 and they have given up 459 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 433 hitters and walked 186 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,180 base hits and 601 earned runs. They have allowed 175 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 446 batters and struck out 1,302. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.15.
As a team Washington is hitting .264, good for 7th in the league. The Nationals hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Juan Soto is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .404. He has 142 hits this season in 479 at bats with 98 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .574 and an OPS+ of 143. Anthony Rendon is hitting .338 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .417. He has totaled 162 hits and he has driven in 114 men in 480 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .631. The Nationals have 1,262 hits, including 255 doubles and 201 home runs. Washington has walked 495 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,137 times as a unit. They have left 969 men on base and have a team OPS of .793. They score 5.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 752 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 88-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.53, Mike Soroka has a 11-3 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 119 strikeouts over the 152.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 133 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 492 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 517 batters and walked 224 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,258 base knocks and 595 earned runs this season. They have given up 175 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 499 hitters and struck out 1,219 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.Related: Doc's Sports New 10-in-10 Show - 10 Games in 10 Minutes - Get those picks now - click here
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Braves hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Ronald Acuna Jr comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .364. He has 162 hits this year along with 93 RBI in 573 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of 121. Freddie Freeman is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 163 hits in 543 at bats while driving in 115 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .575. The Braves as a unit have 1,268 base hits, including 247 doubles and 221 homers. Atlanta has walked 534 times this year and they have struck out on 1,267 occasions. They have had 994 men left on base and have an OPS of .794. They have scored 5.37 runs per game and totaled 762 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves (+105)
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